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Baltimore cop failed to follow protocol: Freddie Gray prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:38

Officer Edward M. Nero is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police DepartmentA white Baltimore police officer failed to follow procedures in the arrest that led to the death of Freddie Gray from a broken neck, a prosecutor said on Thursday at the start of the officer's trial. A lawyer for the officer, Edward Nero, said, however, that he had little to do with Gray's arrest and transport in a police van. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died in April 2015 from a spinal injury suffered in the vehicle.


RushCard to Pay $19 Million to Users for Last Year's Outage

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:33
RushCard, the pre-paid debit card company owned by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, is agreeing to pay at least $19 million to compensate its users who were impacted by the company's multi-day outage last year.

Nero wasn't involved in Gray's arrest, defense attorney says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:31

FILE - In this May 10, 2016, file photo, from left, attorney Marc Zayon, Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero and attorney Jason Silverstein, walk to Courthouse East before a hearing in Baltimore. The trial for Nero, one of the officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, will begin Thursday, May 12. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say that Edward Nero, whose trial in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray began Thursday morning, failed in his duty as a police officer when he and other officers unlawfully arrested Gray, then neglected to buckle him — shackled and cuffed — into a seat belt.


Judge sides with House Republicans against health care law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:29

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. A federal judge has ruled that the Obama administration is unconstitutionally spending federal money to fund the president's health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the administration is unconstitutionally spending federal money to fund the measure without approval from Congress.


ISIS Kills Dozens in Iraq in New Round of Bombings

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:25
A day after the Islamic State staged a deadly wave of bombings in Baghdad, its forces struck Ramadi and the capital again.

Prep school graduate gets a chance to be released from jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:24
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman as part of a game of sexual conquest is getting another chance to be released from jail while he appeals.

Alligator bites off the arm of a Florida man fleeing police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:24
A Florida man was hospitalized after an alligator chomped off his hand and forearm as he sought to elude authorities by running into a lake, police said on Thursday. Jessie Kingsinger, 21, was missing three-quarters of his left arm when he crawled out of the lake in a wooded area behind an apartment complex, said Sergeant Gary Gross, a spokesman for the Lakeland Police Department. Florida wildlife officers were searching for the alligator on Thursday.

VIDEO: Train driver's dash to save passengers

BBC World News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:24
A Polish train driver had three seconds to warn passengers of an impending crash with a lorry on the track as it was travelling at 110km/h (68 mph).
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McDonald's testing fresh beef at 14 Dallas restaurants

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:22
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but says it's too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally.

EU, Germany: Ball in Turkey's court on visa waiver issue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:22

CORRECTS SPELLING OF JUNCKER -The President on the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, attends a panel discussion about the future of Europe at the Europe Forum event, hosted by the Germany's WDR television and broadcast service, at the Foreign Ministry, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Turkey and the European Union faced off Thursday over a proposed deal to let Turks travel to Europe without visas — a crucial carrot the bloc has been dangling in order to get Turkey to halt the torrent of migrants flowing from its shores to EU member Greece.


Police ID man shot after they say he pointed gun at officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:21
WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police are identifying a man shot by officers after they say he confronted them with a gun during a break-in check at a southwestern Virginia home.

Shots fired in standoff between Chicago police and murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:19
Shots rang out on Chicago's South Side on Thursday as police surrounded a suspect in three killings and tried to draw him out of a house and have him surrender peacefully, authorities said. There was an exchange of gunfire at the scene as SWAT team members took up positions around the house, police spokeswoman Laura Amezaga said. The three appeared to be from the same family and police believe the shootings are related, Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante told reporters.

Key scallop fishing area in Maine to be closed for 9 months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:17
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are shutting down scallop fishing in the northern Gulf of Maine, which is one of the most important harvesting areas for the shellfish.

US says Iran open for business, but Europe's banks disagree

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:17

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond speak to reporters at Carlton Gardens in London Thursday, May 12, 2016, after meeting with key European bankers. Kerry is working to reassure European banks they won’t be penalized for conducting or facilitating legitimate business with Iran. (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)LONDON (AP) — The Obama administration's calls for restoring global business ties with Iran are falling flat in Europe, where risk-averse banks told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that they don't believe they can do business in the Islamic Republic without triggering U.S. sanctions.


Man pleads guilty in Sandy Hook massacre charity scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:15
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the charity he created to benefit the people of Newtown following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Where the Middle Class Is Shrinking

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:13
The percentage of families earning middle-class incomes fell in nearly nine out of 10 major U.S. cities between 2000 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Exclusive: U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:09

ICE officers during an operation targeting criminal aliens and other immigration violators in Philadelphia PennsylvaniaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration of President Barack Obama this year after a similar drive over two days in January that focused on Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has now told field offices nationwide to launch a 30-day "surge" of arrests focused on mothers and children who have already been told to leave the United States, the document seen by Reuters said.


Review: In ‘Money Monster,’ a Broke Investor Holds a Grudge and a Gun

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:09
George Clooney plays a financial news talk-show host, and Julia Roberts is his producer in this self-assured hostage drama.

White Pass - 5/12/2016 10:48:50 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:01
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Satus Pass - 5/12/2016 10:56:47 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:01
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